How to Use the iPhone As a Modem: Tethered Internet Via iPhone

Since iOS 5, Personal Hotspots have made it pretty easy and simple to connect your laptop, iPad, other smartphones and devices to the internet via the iPhone. You no longer have to tether things and set up some software to get it done.

Depending on your carrier, the Personal Hotspot feature comes enabled (or you might have to enable it). Personal Hotspots on the iPhone are what turn your iPhone into a modem. Of course, there are variations though.

Sponsored Links

Interestingly though, a lot of people do keep asking how to use the iPhone as a modem. If you’re looking for that information, we’ve got it here.

How to use iPhone as Modem

How to Use the iPhone As a Modem

You can use the iPhone as a modem for your laptop/desktop by connecting it to the system.

Step 1: Go to Settings -> Personal Hotspot
If Personal Hotspot isn’t visible or if it’s not activated, you might have to call up your carrier (AT&T, Verizon etc.) and ask them to enable the service for your number. Usually it comes enabled by default.

Sponsored Links

Step 2: Turn this feature ON
Your iPhone becomes an active hotspot only when you turn ON personal hotspot. This applies even when you’re connecting it “wired.”

Step 3: Now connect your iPhone to your computer via the USB cable.

Step 4: Forget iTunes. That’s not what we’re after so if it opens up, ignore it or close it down.

Step 5: Under your network settings (accessible from the task bar), you should now see your iPhone listed as a network device. Click on it.

Sponsored Links

Step 6: Once connected, you should now be able to access the 3G connectivity via your iPhone. It begins to work as a modem.

This is a particularly simple method. Of course, if you wanted to use it as a Wi-fi modem, you’ll simply turn on the Wi-fi receivers in your laptop and then search for your device.

For Wi-fi, your iPhone will be listed as a network device again. This time though, you’ll have to supply the password. You can find this password (and edit it, if needed) under Settings -> Personal Hotspot.

Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles

Apple Watch Series 4 and iPhone Xs Max Giveaway: iGeeksBlog 6th Anniversary Special

An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.Yes, we are celebrating iGeeksBlog's...

15 Paid iPad and iPhone Apps Gone Free Today – 20 October 2018

iOS Games Gone Free TodayiOS Apps Gone Free TodayWhile there are tons of awesome apps available for free, a number of extraordinary ones come...

14 iPad and iPhone Apps Price Drop – 20 October 2018

What happens when you come to know that one of your favorite iPhone/iPad apps price has just dropped-and available at a huge discount? A...

Facebook Data Hack: 22% of Apple Employees To Delete FB Accounts

Recently, millions of Facebook users have been affected by the data breach, and following this, Apple employees are planning to delete their Facebook accounts,...